This week I'm proud to show off the cover for Legendary, Triskaidekaphilia Book One.
Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.
The man with a hook for his hand was in the backseat of her car!
…the call is coming from inside the house!
Urban legends. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all told them. They fill the role that fairy tales once held—morality tales meant to frighten us into sticking with the herd, obeying the rules and not taking any chances. In most urban legends once someone transgresses—by breaking a rule, getting intoxicated or (gasp!) having sex—we know things are not going to end well for them.
We thought it would be fun to take that idea and stand it on its head by doing an urban legends romance anthology. We’re looking for stories inspired by recognizable urban legends, but with a romantic twist.
Want to be part of is?
Check out the submission details below or at Pen and Kink Publishing's website.
Stories between 3,000 - 15,000 words long
Reprints accepted but not preferred
When submitting a reprint include information about its original publication in your submission email
Open to all pairings and multiple partners (m/f, m/m, f/f, m/m/f, etc.)
Any heat level
Any setting or sub-genre is welcome (historical, paranormal, steampunk, contemporary, etc.)
The romance needs to be key to the story so we’re not looking for anything too darkly horrific, and the stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) ending—no killing off the love interests.
Payment: $10 USD and a paperback copy of the anthology in exchange for the non-exclusive right to include the story in the both the print and electronic versions of the anthology.
Open submission period: June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Tentative anthology publication date: January 13, 2017
To submit: Email story as a .doc or .rtf attachment to lauraharvey1535 [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line Legends Submission: STORY TITLE
About the Anthologist: Laura Harvey is an editor, writer, bibliophile, horsewoman, historian, teacher, debate coach, nerd, DIY junkie and occasional rescuer of kittens. She holds a BA, MA, and is ABD, making her an exceptional asset in Trivial Pursuit. She loves reading so much that all of her handbags share one crucial ability: fitting a standard paperback or Kindle. She lives in northern California with a menagerie of beasts (dogs, cats, horses, and family members). Her previous anthology efforts include Demons, Imps and Incubi from World Weaver Press.